Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crocheted Vintage Piece


This gorgeous lacy piece was made by my husband’s great-grandmother!

Originally it was intended as a bedspread, but it never was completed. My mother-in-law passed it to me wondering if I could finish it.

I think I could’ve recreated the same motif, but I don’t think I can find the same or similar thread. You see, the thread used for this piece is thicker than size 10 crochet cotton thread, but it’s thinner than cotton yarn. I have never seen such thread at stores. 

So I turned this lovely piece into a small tablecloth. I debated for a while if I should make a trim and decided against it. I think it’s quite charming the way it is!

I’m very thankful to my mom-in-law for this wonderful present! I have two boys and perhaps one day I will pass this vintage piece to my daughter-in-law.

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17 comments:

  1. These are the crown jewels of vintage lovlies..

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  2. It's a very pretty one! I also made a couple of crochet tablecloths in white earlier which do not have a trim. I guess I must leave it like that. Have you ever used Anchor knitting cotton? It is thicker than size 10 but less than other cotton yarns.

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    1. I should check out Anchor cotton. I've never heard of it before. Thank you for letting me know ;-)

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  3. What a lovely keepsake. Sweet of your mom-in-law. I wouldn't have added anything to
    it either...it's perfect as is. :)
    penny x
    Knot Forgotten Studio@facebook.com

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  4. Beautiful!!! You are soooo lucky. Heloise @daisies and dragonflies

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  5. Beautiful !!! And a very talented family...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  6. Beautiful !!! And a very talented family...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  7. Oh, yes! It is so charming on your table & what a delightful piece to have in your possesion!

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  8. This is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above. We always love seeing what new things you are creating.
    Debi and Charly

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  9. Hola ,encantada de conocer tu blog,es precioso!!
    Que belleza de mantel,una joya!!Saludos desde Argentina.

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  10. Es una pieza bellisima mas aún con la historia que lleva, sin duda que sera una joya para ti , así son los tejidos que tengo de mi abuela, los adoro y son piedra preciosa para mi, seguro que sera para tu hija un placer recibir un trocito de esta herencia, hermosa historia y bello trabajo, besitos.

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  11. A beautiful and very special piece!

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  12. Olá,
    Entendo o teu prazer em ter uma peça de família! Lindo trabalho!!!
    Abraço.

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  13. Hello Olga, What a beautiful treasure to be given. It is indeed very special. I have made some of those lovely flowers from your lovely tutorial. I just posted them on my blog. I think you will be pleased with them. Hugs Judy

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  15. What a beautiful piece and the story behind it makes it even more special xx

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